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Ferry Inn, New Hythe

aka Ferry House in 1874 & 1882   Landlords Aug 1868 William Wilmore 1868-1874 Richard Hutson 1881-1882 James William Wilson Victualler and wife Eliza Wilson 1891 J M Luck 1901-1903 Henry Thos Ballard Licensed Victualler and wife Eliza Ann Ballard 1913-1930 William Leonard Castle

Kentish Quarryman

formerly Ditton WMC 42 New Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent  ME20 6AD Owned by Shepherd Neame A tasteful conversion from a Working Mens Club into a lively, spacious pub in the centre of Ditton Village. Three screens show SkySports while darts and pool are also popular. There is a separate room with a stage and darts board. […]

The Bull Inn, New Hythe

Moved from London Road, Larkfield, The Bull Inn was a typical 3 or 4 bar working pub at the bottom of New Hythe Lane on the LHS. Believed was sold off by Whitbreads about 1990. Had a lovely Victorian back fitting with etched mirrors. In its heyday probably a “good” pub especially at the shift […]

The Inn House, Larkfield

785 London Road, East Malling, Kent ME20 6DE Grade II listed building which was a Farmhouse, subsequently inn, now shop. 15th Century with later 16th century additions. Timber framed, elevations of painted brick on coursed rubble stone plinth, rendered to north. Plat band. Plain tiled roof with slightly lower end cross-wing gables. 20th century boxed […]

Spotted Cow Tavern, Larkfield

742 London Road, Larkfield, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6BG Now closed and demolished               In 1881 Alfred Whiffin Publican was 23 his wife Mary Ann Whiffin was 25. In 1901, Alfred was still the landlord his wife had died and his sons, Charles Whiffen a local Butcher 21 years and […]

The Rising Sun, East Malling

  The Rising Sun, 125 Mill Street, East Malling ME19 6BX TEL: 01732 843284 Community free house run by the same family for 25 years. Here low prices and good quality are greatly appreciated. Food is served weekday lunchtimes and sandwiches are available until 5pm. There is a large patio garden to the rear. Sport […]

Pubs and drinking houses of the area

Some pubs and drinking houses Old and New – History and pics to come (click on the pub title to view information – not all completed yet) A wonderful book entitled East Malling, Larkfield and New Hythe Inns, Beerhouses and Their Keepers 1753 – 1974 is available from The Malling Society Larkfield Spotted Cow (Closed)          […]

The Monks Head – Grade II Listed

Public House and Nos 46-50 (even) – II Cottage row and public house. 17th century with 19th century public house. Nos 48 & 50, random galletted rubble stone, red brick dressings, exposed timber-framing with one wind brace on 1st floor of No 48, rendered on 1st floor of No 50. NOS 46 AND PUBLIC HOUSE. […]

The Wealden Hall – Grade II* listed

Grade II* listed Farmhouse, now restaurant. Late 14th Century to right with mid 17th century block to left. MAIN BLOCK. Exposed timber-framing with curved braces and brick infilling. 1st floors of service and solar ends jettied forward on brackets and joists. Dragon post to right. Central recess with eaves carried on 2 curved braces. Plain […]

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